Wasim Akram getting married to Melbourne based Shaniera Thompson

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Pakistani great cricketer Wasim Akram is engaged to tie the knot with Melbourne-based Shaniera Thompson.

The famed left-arm bowler, 47, proposed in their lounge room to Ms Shaniera Thompson, 30.

She told Wasim Akram: “If we are doing this the traditional way, then you have to ask my father.”

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He called Ms Thompson’s father, who gave his blessing.

Legendary cricketer Wasim Akram and Shaniera are getting married at the year-end.

This is Wasim Akram’s second marriage. Wasim’s first wife, Huma, died on October 25, 2009 at Apollo Hospital in Chennai state of India.

Wasim Akram and Huma got married in 1995, and had two sons, Taimoor, in 1996 and Akbar, in 2000. Huma died 15 years after marriage.

After the death of Huma, Wasim shifted to Karachi from Lahore. His sons are currently getting education from schools in Karachi.

Wasim met with Shaniera in Melbourne in 2011 for the first time. He said he was happy he had found love.

“I never thought I would get married again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love again,” he said. “It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”

Source: nation.com.pk